Senior Housing Options & Alternatives to Assisted Living

Housing options and alternatives to assisted living for seniors in Michigan have changed drastically, which is why it’s more important than ever to understand the difference between your choices. As you begin your search, use this guide to help you determine which senior living option is best for you or your loved one.

When comparing the options, look for an environment that can accommodate changing needs with appropriate care. While comparing the care available you can also review the cost and value associated with each option.


Home Care / Private Duty Care Independent / Retirement Community Assisted Living Nursing Home
Cost $20 – $50 /hr $905 – $5,925+ /mo $3,578-$9,622+ /mo $8,000-$10,000+ /mo
Licensed by the State of Michigan  N/A  N/A
Medication Management
Personal Care
Incontinence Care
Meals  3+  3+
Personal Laundry
Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Care N/A
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